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MCG my home ground: Rauf sends warning to India ahead of T20 World Cup opener

Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf is banking on his data gained from the Massive Bash League to outsmart Indian batters within the marquee conflict of the T20 World Cup on the Melbourne Cricket Floor on October 23.

The arch-rivals, who don’t play bilateral sequence as a result of geo-political tensions, will conflict for a fourth a time in a single yr on the MCG.

“If I give my greatest, they received’t be capable to play me simply. For the upcoming World Cup match, I’m very pleased as a result of it’s on the Melbourne Cricket Floor,” Rauf, who performs for Melbourne Stars within the BBL, stated within the post-match interplay after their six-run win over England.

“It’s my residence floor as a result of I play for the Melbourne Stars, and I’ve an concept of how the circumstances play on the market. I’ve already began planning on how I’d bowl towards India,” he stated. Pakistan took a 3-2 sequence lead within the seven-match T20I sequence right here on Wednesday.

Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets for the primary time in a world match within the final version of the T20I World Cup in UAE. However just lately within the Asia Cup, India secured a medical five-wicket win earlier than dropping to Pakistan within the ‘Tremendous 4’ stage.

The 28-year-old fed the Indian batters with short-pitch deliveries as he returned wicketless of their first match of the Asia Cup. However within the Tremendous 4 stage, he accounted for the important thing wicket of India skipper Rohit Sharma. The 28-year-old ended the Asia Cup with eight wickets from six matches. However within the ongoing sequence he’s been at his greatest, main the tally with eight wickets from 5 matches.

“The match between India and Pakistan is all the time a high-pressure recreation. Within the World Cup final yr, I used to be feeling a lot stress. However prior to now two matches within the Asia Cup, I didn’t really feel a lot of it as a result of I knew I simply needed to give my greatest,” Rauf added.

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